NAS Whidbey Island, WA– NAS Whidbey Island will host its annual open house for the public on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 5K run will start at 8 a.m. and the visual displays on the flight line will be available for viewing at 9 a.m.
The public open house is an opportunity for the public to learn about past, current, and future operations at the Navy’s only air station in the Pacific Northwest and see last year’s Navy Installation of the Year.
Aircraft static displays will include the EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, P-3C Orion, MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, a C-40 Clipper and a PBY Catalina float plane. Aerial demonstrations planned at this time include the EA-18G, P-3C and Search and Rescue helicopter.
There will also be other visual displays, guided bus tours, a K-9 Working Dog demonstrations, Explosive Ordnance Detachment displays, bouncy toys for children and a climbing wall for those wishing to test their climbing acumen. Aviation memorabilia will also be available for purchase as well as a variety of food and beverages.
All visitors over the age of 18 will be required to have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Visitors under the age of 18 who are not accompanied by an adult must have a state or government issued identification for access to the base.
Due to security measures, the following items are not allowed on the base: camera lenses over 300mm in focal length, alcohol, large bags, backpacks, weapons to include pocket knives, coolers and pets. Additionally, drugs or drug paraphernalia to include marijuana products are prohibited from the base.
Items permitted will be strollers, diaper bags, small women’s purses, wheelchairs, service dogs, bottled water, cameras with lenses up to 300mm, and video recorders.
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Information Written and Provided by; Thomas Mills/NAS Whidbey Island/Public Affairs Specialist